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Ring-resonator-assisted optical switch with high extinction ratio
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a novel micro-ring-resonator-assisted structure as an optical switch. This device couples two outputs of a 1x2 power splitter into a micro-ring resonator (MRR). The double-beam interference will occur in the MRR. If the phase difference between the beams and the coupling coefficients of MRR are set properly, the device can switch the light by applying phase shift on MRR. High extinction ratio or low crosstalk can be achieved, even if the modulation additional loss is large.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 November 2008
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7134, Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices V, 713422 (11 November 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.803927
Show Author Affiliations
Fan Wang, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Xiang Wang, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Haifeng Zhou, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Simiao Xiao, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Xiaoqing Jiang, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Jianyi Yang, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Minghua Wang, Zhejiang Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7134:
Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices V
Ming-Jun Li; Ping Shum; Ian H. White; Xingkun Wu, Editor(s)

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